2011 Melbourne Football Club season

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Melbourne Football Club
2011 season
President Jim Stynes
(4th season)
Coach Dean Bailey
(4th season)
(rounds 1–19)
Todd Viney
(rounds 19–24)
Captain(s) Brad Green
(1st season)
Home ground MCG
(100,018 capacity)
Pre-season Quarter-finals
AFL season 13th
Finals series DNQ
Best and fairest Brent Moloney
Leading goalkicker Liam Jurrah
(40 goals)
Highest home attendance 75,998
(round 12 vs. Collingwood)
Lowest home attendance 7,255
(round 17 vs. Port Adelaide)
Average home attendance 31,043
Club membership 36,937
(Increase 3,579 / Increase 10.73%)

The 2011 Melbourne Football Club season was the club's 112th year in the VFL/AFL since it began in 1897.

In January, the club announced Brad Green as captain, taking over the reins from the recently retired James McDonald. Aaron Davey, Brent Moloney and Jared Rivers were named vice captains while youngsters Nathan Jones and Jack Grimes were promoted to the leadership group.[1] Dean Bailey was re-appointed coach, but was sacked after a near-record 186-point loss to Geelong in Round 19.[2]

2011 list changes[edit]

2010 trades[edit]

Trade gained Traded from Trade lost Ref
Pick 52 Hawthorn Kyle Cheney
Pick 66
[3]

Retirements and delistings[edit]

Player New club League Reason
Brad Miller Richmond Tigers AFL Delisted
Paul Johnson Hawthorn AFL Delisted
Daniel Bell Unknown Unknown Delisted
John Meesen Unknown Unknown Delisted
Rhys Healey Unknown Unknown Delisted
Daniel Hughes WAFL Subiaco Lions Delisted

National draft[edit]

Round Overall pick Player State Position Team from League from
1 12 Lucas Cook Victoria (Australia) Forward North Ballarat Rebels TAC Cup
2 33 Jeremy Howe Tasmania Forward Hobart Football Club TFL
3 50 Troy Davis Victoria (Australia) Backmen Geelong Falcons TAC Cup
3 53 Tom McDonald Victoria (Australia) Key Position North Ballarat Rebels TAC Cup
5 81 (RP) Jordie McKenzie Victoria (Australia) Utility Melbourne Demons AFL
6 96 (RP) Jake Spencer Queensland Ruck Melbourne Demons AFL

Rookie draft[edit]

Round Overall pick Player State Position Team from League from
1 14 Daniel Nicholson Victoria (Australia) Utility University Blues VAFA
2 31 Michael Evans Western Australia Utility Claremont Tigers WAFL
3 38 Kelvin Lawrence Western Australia Forward Peel Thunder WAFL
4 63 Cameron Johnston Victoria (Australia) Midfield Geelong Falcons TAC Cup
5 75 Robert Campbell Victoria (Australia) Ruck Box Hill Hawks VFL
6 83 Tom McNamara South Australia Defender Melbourne Demons AFL

2011 squad[edit]

Melbourne Football Club
Senior list Rookie list Coaching staff

Head coach

Assistant coaches


Legend:
  • (c) Captain
  • (vc) Vice captain
  • Cruz Roja.svg Long-term injury list
  • Arrow-up.png Upgraded rookie(s)

Updated: 1 August 2011
Source(s): Senior list, Rookie list, Coaching staff

2011 season[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

NAB Cup[edit]

Week 1[edit]
Round 1
Friday, 11 February (7:15 pm) Adelaide 0.3.6 (24) def. by Melbourne 0.5.4 (34) Football Park Report
Friday, 11 February (8:20 pm) Melbourne 0.5.6 (36) def. Port Adelaide 1.2.6 (27) Football Park Report
Quarter-final[edit]
Quarter-final
Thursday, 24 February (7:10 pm) Melbourne def. by Essendon Etihad Stadium (Crowd: 13,863) Report
1.3.1 (28)
1.6.3 (48)
1.10.5 (74)
1.11.7 (82)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
0.7.3 (45)
1.8.5 (62)
1.10.5 (74)
1.17.10 (121)
Umpires: Rosebury, Nicholls, Ritchie
Maric Super Goals Hurley
Jurrah 3, Dunn 2, Maric 2, Trengove, Watts, Jetta, Sylvia Goals Ryder , Davey 2, Monfries 2, Heppell 2, Crameri, Jetta, Howlett, Williams, Winderlich, Stanton, Bellchambers, Colyer
Grimes, Jurrah, Moloney, Sylvia, Maric, Trengove Best Heppell, Hooker, Hurley, Stanton, Ryder, Monfries
Nil Injuries Colyer (hip), Dempsey (concussion)

NAB Challenge[edit]

Week 3[edit]
Week 3
Saturday, 5 March (12:00 noon) Melbourne def. by Brisbane Lions Princes Park (Crowd: 3,000 est.) Report
4.2 (26)
6.4 (40)
9.5 (59)
12.6 (78)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
3.4 (22)
7.8 (50)
13.9 (87)
16.11 (107)
Umpires: Findlay, Ryan, Fila
Maric 3, Watts 2, Martin, Jetta, Dunn, Sylvia, Petterd, Jamar, Bate Goals Power 3, Clark 2, Bewick 2, O'Brien 2, Rockliff 2, Polkinghorne 2, Beams 2, Lester
Jetta, Sylvia, Jones, Bail, Maric, Tapscott, Jamar Best Rich, Clark, Adcock, Power, Rockliff, Collier, Lester
Week 4[edit]
Week 4
Friday, 11 March (7:00 pm) Hawthorn def. Melbourne York Park (Crowd: 4010) Report
2.3 (15)
5.5 (35)
11.9 (75)
15.12 (102)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
5.1 (31)
8.1 (49)
9.2 (56)
12.3 (75)
Shiels 3, Whitecross 2, Smith, Birchall, Guerra, Bruce, Savage, Burgoyne, Lisle, Young, Hale, Sewell Goals Maric 3, Jurrah 2, Jamar, Green, Moloney, Scully, Davey, Petterd, Bate
Shiels, Sewell, Birchall, Guerra Best Maric, Davey, Grimes, Scully

Home and away season[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Round 1
Sunday, 27 March (2:10 pm) Melbourne drew with Sydney MCG (Crowd: 33,951) Report
3.2 (20)
5.8 (38)
8.12 (60)
11.18 (84)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
5.3 (33)
7.5 (47)
10.14 (74)
11.18 (84)
Umpires: McBurney, Armstrong, Jeffery
Television broadcast: Seven Network
Green 2, Dunn 2, Jurrah 2, Sylvia, Jetta, Moloney, Jones, Bennell Goals McGlynn 3, Bolton 3, Goodes 2, Reid, Everitt, White
Sylvia, Garland, Moloney, Trengove, Tapscott, Green, Dunn Best Richards, Jack, Bolton, McGlynn, O'Keefe, McVeigh, Grundy
Davey for head high contact with McGlynn Reports Nil


Debut(s): Luke Tapscott
Brownlow Votes: Ryan O'Keefe (Sydney) 3 votes, Brent Moloney (Melbourne) 2 votes, Ben McGlynn (Sydney) 1 vote
Record: 0 Wins, 0 Losses, 1 Draw (100.00%)
Ladder Position: 8th
Substitutes: Ricky Petterd Increase Addam Maric Decrease

Round 2[edit]

Round 2
Sunday, 3 April (4:40 pm) Hawthorn def. Melbourne MCG (Crowd: 49,905) Report
2.8 (20)
3.13 (31)
11.24 (90)
16.26 (122)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
3.1 (19)
8.2 (50)
9.3 (57)
12.5 (77)
Umpires: Donlon, Stewart, Chamberlain
Television broadcast: Foxtel
Burgoyne 4, Roughead 2, Franklin 2, Suckling 2, Bateman, Bruce, Rioli, Ladson, Shiels, Osborne Goals Dunn 2, Green 2, Jurrah 2, Jamar, Trengove, Bennell, Petterd, Davey, Watts
Rioli, Suckling, Burgoyne, Shiels, Young, Gilham Best Tapscott, Sylvia, Jamar, Grimes, Bail, Garland
Rioli (laceration to calf), Renouf (concussion) Injuries Garland (knee)

Brownlow Votes: Cyril Rioli (Hawthorn) 3 votes, Matt Suckling (Hawthorn) 2 votes, Sam Mitchell (Hawthorn) 1 vote
Record: 0 Wins, 1 Loss, 1 Draw (78.2%)
Ladder Position: 13th
Substitutes: Addam Maric Increase Neville Jetta Decrease

Round 3[edit]

Round 3
Sunday, 10 April (1:10 pm) Melbourne def. Brisbane Lions MCG (Crowd: 24,380) Report
1.1 (7)
6.3 (39)
11.7 (73)
12.10 (82)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
5.2 (32)
7.3 (45)
9.3 (57)
11.5 (71)
Umpires: Schmitt, Chamberlain, Keating
Television broadcast: Foxtel
Jurrah 5, Wonaeamirri, Gysberts, Grimes, Sylvia, Bennell, Dunn, Moloney Goals Power 4, Banfield 2, Polkinghorne, Leuenberger, Redden, Clark, Rockliff
Jamar, Jurrah, Moloney, Gysberts, Sylvia, Jones, Frawley Best Clark, Power, Adcock, Banfield, Black, Raines, Polec
Nil Injuries Clark (dislocated finger)

Milestones: Rohan Bail (1st AFL Goal)
Brownlow Votes: Brent Moloney (Melbourne) 3 votes, Liam Jurrah (Melbourne) 2 votes, Luke Power (Brisbane Lions) 1 vote
Record: 1 Win, 1 Loss, 1 Draw (87.7%)
Ladder Position: 10th
Substitutes: Cale Morton Increase Jack Watts Decrease

Round 4[edit]

Round 4
Sunday, 17 April (2:40 pm) Gold Coast def. by Melbourne Gabba (Crowd: 12,111) Report
3.2 (20)
4.5 (29)
8.11 (53)
9.15 (69)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
6.2 (38)
11.9 (75)
15.14 (104)
23.21 (159)
Umpires: Meredith, Ryan, Keating
Television broadcast: Seven Network
Smith 2, Swallow 2, Stanley, Fraser, Matera, Shaw, Magin Goals Jurrah 3, Morton 3, Davey 2, Trengove 2, Dunn 2, Green 2, Jamar 2, Wonaeamirri 2, Moloney, Sylvia, Bail, Jones, Bennell
Swallow, Rischitelli, Brennan, McKenzie, Smith Best Moloney, Trengove, Davey, Grimes, Jamar, Jurrah

Brownlow Votes: Colin Sylvia (Melbourne) 3 votes, Mark Jamar (Melbourne) 2 votes, Brent Moloney (Melbourne) 1 vote
Record: 2 Wins, 1 Loss, 1 Draw (116.2%)
Ladder Position: 7th
Substitutes: Jack Watts Increase Liam Jurrah Decrease

Round 5[edit]

Round 5
Bye: Melbourne

Round 6[edit]

Round 6
Thursday, 28 April (6:40 pm) West Coast def. Melbourne Subiaco Oval (Crowd: 36,298) Report
5.3 (33)
7.8 (50)
10.12 (72)
15.16 (106)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
0.2 (2)
3.6 (24)
4.8 (32)
6.16 (52)
Umpires: Donlon, Rosebury, Stewart
Television broadcast: Ten Network
Darling 3, Lynch 3, Embley 3, Kennedy 2, Nicoski 2, LeCras, Rosa Goals Jones, Sylvia, Davey, Moloney, Watts, Dunn
Priddis, Kerr, Cox, Ebert, S. Selwood, A. Selwood, Nicoski Best Garland, Jamar, Grimes, Jones, Watts
Priddis (dislocated finger) Injuries Nil

Milestones: Mark Jamar (100th AFL Game)
Brownlow Votes: Dean Cox (West Coast) 3 votes, Matt Priddis (West Coast) 2 votes, Jack Darling (West Coast) 1 vote
Record: 2 Wins, 2 Losses, 1 Draw (100.4%)
Ladder Position: 8th
Substitutes: Lynden Dunn Increase Jordan Gysberts Decrease

Round 7[edit]

Round 7
Sunday, 8 May (2:10 pm) Melbourne def. Adelaide MCG (Crowd: 19,987) Report
2.7 (19)
6.11 (47)
14.16 (100)
22.17 (149)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
2.0 (12)
5.3 (33)
6.4 (40)
8.5 (53)
Umpires: Stevic, Jeffery, Keating
Television broadcast: Seven Network
Petterd 4, Sylvia 4, Jurrah 3, Watts 2, Wonaeamirri 2, Green 2, Dunn, Tapscott, Bartram, Bate, Jones Goals Tippett 3, Reilly 2, S. Thompson, van Berlo, McKernan
Moloney, Jones, Sylvia, Davey, Green, Maric, Trengove, Frawley Best Jaensch, Reilly, van Berlo, Johncock, Schmidt
Grimes (ankle) Injuries Dangerfield (concussion), S. Thompson (calf), Wright (knee)

Milestones: Luke Tapscott (1st AFL Goal)
Brownlow Votes: Brent Moloney (Melbourne) 3 votes, Colin Sylvia (Melbourne) 2 votes, Mark Jamar (Melbourne) 1 vote
Record: 3 Wins, 2 Losses, 1 Draw (119.4%)
Ladder Position: 7th
Substitutes: Austin Wonaeamirri Increase Jack Grimes Decrease

Round 8[edit]

Round 8
Saturday, 14 May (2:10 pm) North Melbourne def. Melbourne Etihad Stadium (Crowd: 23,536) Report
3.2 (20)
7.5 (47)
14.7 (91)
19.10 (124)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
7.2 (44)
8.6 (54)
10.10 (70)
12.11 (83)
Umpires: Donlon, Bowen, Wenn
Television broadcast: Ten Network
Edwards 6, Wells 3, Harvey 3, Hansen 2, Goldstein 2, Adams, Speight, Harper Goals Jurrah 3, Maric 3, Newton 2, Petterd 2, Watts, Bartram
Wells, Edwards, Swallow, Goldstein, Garlett Best Davey, Warnock, Martin, Frawley, Watts
Cunnington (illness) replaced before the game by Garlett Injuries Garland (ankle), Bail (knee), Martin (knee)

Brownlow Votes: Todd Goldstein (North Melbourne) 3 votes, Andrew Swallow (North Melbourne) 2 votes, Aaron Edwards (North Melbourne) 1 vote
Record: 3 Wins, 3 Losses, 1 Draw (109.1%)
Ladder Position: 9th
Substitutes: Jamie Bennell Increase Rohan Bail Decrease

Round 9[edit]

Round 9
Saturday, 21 May (2:10 pm) St Kilda def. Melbourne Etihad Stadium (Crowd: 28,863) Report
5.4 (34)
9.5 (59)
12.6 (78)
16.10 (106)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
5.1 (31)
7.5 (47)
10.7 (67)
13.8 (86)
Umpires: Stevic, Dalgleish, Pannell
Television broadcast: Ten Network
Milne 3, Riewoldt 3, Montagna 2, Cripps 2, Ray, Jones, Siposs, Schneider, Polo, Peake Goals Jurrah 3, Green 2, Watts 2, Maric 2, Newton 2, Petterd, Gysberts
Montagna, Jones, Armitage, Milne, Riewoldt, Gilbert, Peake Best Jones, Moloney, Evans, Maric, Watts, Gysberts
Nil Injuries Tapscott (hamstring)

Debut(s): Michael Evans
Milestones: Nathan Jones (100th AFL Game)
Brownlow Votes: Brendon Goddard (St Kilda) 3 votes, Leigh Montagna (St Kilda) 2 votes, Sam Gilbert (St Kilda) 1 vote
Record: 3 Wins, 4 Losses, 1 Draw (105%)
Ladder Position: 10th
Substitutes: Matthew Bate Increase Luke Tapscott Decrease

Round 10[edit]

Round 10
Friday, 27 May (7:40 pm) Melbourne def. by Carlton MCG (Crowd: 47,464) Report
1.2 (8)
3.4 (22)
4.7 (31)
6.10 (46)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
3.4 (22)
5.8 (38)
8.12 (60)
13.15 (93)
Umpires: McBurney, Nicholls, Armstrong
Television broadcast: Seven Network
Sylvia, Petterd, Jurrah, Rivers, Newton Goals O'hAilpin 3, Walker 2, Betts 2, Waite 2, Murphy, Yarran, Armfield, Garlett
Frawley, Rivers, Green, Macdonald, Jones Best Judd, Murphy, Gibbs, Robinson, Jamison, Simpson
Nil Injuries Russell (hamstring), Laidler (knee)

Debut(s): Daniel Nicholson
Milestones: Joel Macdonald (100th AFL Game)
Brownlow Votes: Mitch Robinson (Carlton) 3 votes, Chris Judd (Carlton) 2 votes, Marc Murphy (Carlton) 1 vote
Record: 3 Wins, 5 Losses, 1 Draw (98.8%)
Ladder Position: 10th
Substitutes: Daniel Nicholson Increase Matthew Warnock Decrease

Round 11[edit]

Round 11
Friday, 3 June (7:40 pm) Essendon def. by Melbourne MCG (Crowd: 53,077) Report
3.2 (20)
6.5 (41)
6.6 (42)
10.8 (68)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
3.0 (18)
5.4 (34)
11.6 (72)
15.11 (101)
Umpires: Donlon, Rosebury, Mollison
Television broadcast: Seven Network
Ryder 2, Melksham, Stanton, Hardingham, Howlett, Hille, Monfries, Zaharakis Goals Green 4, Jurrah 3, Jetta 2, Moloney 2, Sylvia, Watts, Scully, Howe
Melksham, Lonergan, Heppell, Hibberd Best McKenzie, Jones, Scully, Martin, Green, Gysberts
Nil Injuries Sylvia (corked right quad)

Debut(s): Jeremy Howe, Max Gawn
Milestones: Jeremy Howe (1st AFL Goal)
Brownlow Votes: Jordie McKenzie (Melbourne) 3 votes, Jordan Gysberts (Melbourne) 2 votes, Jack Trengove (Melbourne) 1 vote
Record: 4 Wins, 5 Losses, 1 Draw (102.6%)
Ladder Position: 9th
Substitutes: Daniel Nicholson Increase Colin Sylvia Decrease

Round 12[edit]

Round 12
Monday, 13 June (2:10 pm) Melbourne def. by Collingwood MCG (Crowd: 75,998) Report
2.2 (14)
3.5 (23)
5.5 (35)
6.5 (41)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
3.6 (24)
9.7 (61)
11.10 (76)
19.14 (129)
Umpires: Nicholls, Chamberlain, Mollison
Television broadcast: Ten Network
Sylvia 4, Howe, Jurrah Goals Cloke 6, Krakouer 2, Pendlebury 2, Ball 2, McCarthy, Fasolo, Wellingham, Brown, Dawes, Didak, Blair
Sylvia, Frawley, Watts, Scully, Moloney Best Wellingham, Cloke, Reid, Sidebottom, Ball
Bartram (eye), Jetta (broken hand) Injuries Nil

Brownlow Votes: Sharrod Wellingham (Collingwood) 3 votes, Travis Cloke (Collingwood) 2 votes, Chris Tarrant (Collingwood) 1 vote
Record: 4 Wins, 6 Losses, 1 Draw (93.7%)
Ladder Position: 10th
Substitutes: Michael Evans Increase Neville Jetta Decrease

Round 13[edit]

Round 13
Sunday, 19 June (1:10 pm) Melbourne def. Fremantle MCG (Crowd: 19,092) Report
6.5 (41)
10.7 (67)
14.12 (96)
22.17 (149)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
1.4 (10)
6.6 (42)
7.10 (52)
8.12 (60)
Umpires: Kennedy, Leppard, Wenn
Television broadcast: Foxtel
Green 5, Martin 3, Watts 3, Howe 2, Jurrah 2, Frawley, Gawn, Nicholson, Petterd, Sylvia, Trengove, Jones Goals Johnson 3, Mayne 2, Pavlich, Pearce, McPharlin
Martin, Green, McKenzie, Watts, Scully, Howe Best Fyfe, Barlow, Mzungu, Johnson, McPharlin
Gysberts (soreness) replaced in selected side by Nicholson, Garland (ankle) Injuries Bradley (knee) replaced in selected side by van Berlo, Grover (adductor tear), Crowley (back)
Petterd for striking Crowley Reports Nil

Milestone: Max Gawn (1st AFL Goal), Daniel Nicholson (1st AFL Goal)
Brownlow Votes: Jordie McKenzie (Melbourne) 3 votes, Tom Scully (Melbourne) 2 votes, Brad Green (Melbourne) 1 vote
Record: 5 Wins, 6 Losses, 1 Draw (102.2%)
Ladder Position: 9th
Substitutes: Jamie Bennell Increase Colin Garland Decrease

Round 14[edit]

Round 14
Saturday, 25 June (2:10 pm) Richmond def. by Melbourne MCG (Crowd: 61,900) Report
3.5 (23)
7.5 (47)
10.9 (69)
13.13 (91)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
7.1 (43)
12.4 (76)
14.14 (98)
17.16 (118)
Umpires: Margetts, Stevic, Findlay
Television broadcast: Foxtel
Vickery 3, Farmer 2, Newman 2, Deledio, Edwards, Foley, Grigg, Riewoldt, Martin Goals Watts 3, Green 3, Trengove 3, Jones 2, Martin 2, Jurrah 2, Howe, Sylvia
Foley, Deledio, Newman, Nahas, Edwards, Houli, Vickery Best Moloney, Watts, Jones, Frawley, Scully, Green, Petterd, Jamar
Conca (head knock) Injuries Macdonald (knee)

Brownlow Votes: Brent Moloney (Melbourne) 3 votes, James Frawley (Melbourne) 2 votes, Jack Watts (Melbourne) 1 vote
Record: 6 Wins, 6 Losses, 1 Draw (104.3%)
Ladder Position: 8th
Substitutes: Cale Morton Increase Joel Macdonald Decrease

Round 15[edit]

Round 15
Friday, 1 July (7:40 pm) Western Bulldogs def. Melbourne Etihad Stadium (Crowd: 29,516) Report
4.5 (29)
8.9 (57)
13.10 (88)
19.13 (127)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
2.4 (16)
4.9 (33)
7.13 (55)
8.15 (63)
Umpires: Farmer, Rosebury, Mollison
Television broadcast: Seven Network
Giansiracusa 4, Hall 3, Griffen 2, Higgins 2, Dahlhaus 2, Ward 2, Gilbee, Cooney, Picken, Grant Goals Petterd 2, Howe 2, Watts 2, Trengove, Sylvia
Griffen, Cooney, Ward, Giansiracusa, Picken Best Trengove, Petterd, Howe, Moloney

Debut(s): Sam Blease
Milestones: Colin Garland (50th AFL Game)
Brownlow Votes: Daniel Giansiracusa (Western Bulldogs) 3 votes, Ryan Griffen (Western Bulldogs) 2 votes, Callan Ward (Western Bulldogs) 1 vote
Record: 6 Wins, 7 Losses, 1 Draw (99%)
Ladder Position: 9th
Substitutes: Sam Blease Increase Jamie Bennell Decrease

Round 16[edit]

Round 16
Bye: Melbourne

Round 17[edit]

Round 17
Saturday, 16 July (8:10 pm) Melbourne def. Port Adelaide TIO Stadium (Crowd: 7, 255) Report
6.2 (38)
9.6 (60)
16.8 (104)
17.11 (113)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
2.2 (14)
6.4 (40)
10.5 (65)
14.8 (92)
Umpires: Dalgleish, Armstrong, Jeffery
Television broadcast: Ten Network
Jurrah 3, Maric 3, Petterd 3, Green 2, Martin 2, Gysberts, Jones, Nicholson, Sylvia Goals Banner 3, C. Cornes 3, Gray 2, Hitchcock 2, Cassisi, Hartlett, Pearce, Thomas
Petterd, Martin, Sylvia, Moloney, Frawley, Trengove, Maric, Jurrah Best C. Cornes, Thomas, Banner, Cassisi, O'Shea, Pearce, K. Cornes, Hartlett, Jacobs
Scully (knee) Injuries Thomas (eye)

Brownlow Votes: Brent Moloney (Melbourne) 3 votes, Colin Sylvia (Melbourne) 2 votes, Ricky Petterd (Melbourne) 1 vote
Record: 7 Wins, 7 Losses, 1 Draw (100.6%)
Ladder Position: 9th
Substitutes: Jeremy Howe Increase Tom Scully Decrease

Round 18[edit]

Round 18
Sunday, 24 July (2:10 pm) Melbourne def. by Hawthorn MCG (Crowd: 39,782) Report
3.3 (21)
6.3 (39)
9.4 (58)
12.6 (78)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
6.1 (37)
10.4 (64)
16.6 (102)
20.12 (132)
Umpires: Meredith, Kamolins, McBurney
Television broadcast: Seven Network
Green 4, Howe 3, Dunn 2, Sylvia, Bate, Petterd Goals Franklin 5, Breust 3, Rioli 3, Hodge 2, Osborne 2, Mitchell, Lewis, Ellis, Hale, Smith
Green, Martin, Howe, Dunn, Jones Best Sewell, Franklin, Mitchell, Hodge, Rioli, Bailey, Birchall
Nil Injuries Savage (shoulder)

Brownlow Votes: Brad Sewell (Hawthorn) 3 votes, Luke Hodge (Hawthorn) 2 votes, Sam Mitchell (Hawthorn) 1 vote
Record: 7 Wins, 8 Losses, 1 Draw (97%)
Ladder Position: 11th
Substitutes: Jamie Bennell Increase Addam Maric Decrease

Round 19[edit]

Round 19
Saturday, 30 July (2:10 pm) Geelong def. Melbourne Kardinia Park (Crowd: 22,716) Report
8.3 (51)
20.4 (124)
28.8 (176)
37.11 (233)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
0.3 (3)
1.4 (10)
5.4 (34)
7.5 (47)
Umpires: H. Ryan, S. Ryan, Jeffery
Television broadcast: Foxtel
Johnson 7, Hawkins 5, Mooney 5, Stokes 3, Varcoe 3, Duncan 3, Bartel 2, Corey 2, West 2, Mackie, Ottens, Ling, Christensen, Selwood Goals Dunn 2, Bate, Howe, Trengove, Watts, Jurrah
Johnson, Corey, Selwood, Enright, Mooney, Varcoe Best Dunn, McKenzie

Brownlow Votes: Joel Selwood (Geelong) 3 votes, Steve Johnson (Geelong) 2 votes, Corey Enright (Geelong) 1 vote
Record: 7 Wins, 9 Losses, 1 Draw (86.8%)
Ladder Position: 11th
Substitutes: Matthew Bate Increase Brent Moloney Decrease

Round 20[edit]

Round 20
Saturday, 6 August (2:10 pm) Carlton def. Melbourne MCG (Crowd: 42,342) Report
6.1 (37)
14.2 (86)
18.7 (115)
21.8 (134)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
3.7 (25)
3.10 (28)
6.12 (48)
7.16 (58)
Umpires: Donlon, Vozzo, Jeffery
Television broadcast: Ten Network
Ellard 3, Judd 2, Scotland 2, Walker 2, Garlett 2, Gibbs 2, Robinson, Kreuzer, McLean, Thornton, Betts, Joseph, Warnock, Henderson Goals Watts 2, Dunn 2, Green, Howe, Davey
Judd, Gibbs, Scotland, Warnock, Ellard, Murphy Best Watts, Garland, Rivers, Macdonald, Dunn
Armfield (ankle) replaced in the selected side by Houlihan Injuries Strauss (leg), Tapscott (concussion)

Brownlow Votes: Chris Judd (Carlton) 3 votes, Bryce Gibbs (Carlton) 2 votes, Marc Murphy (Carlton) 1 vote
Record: 7 Wins, 10 Losses, 1 Draw (83.7%)
Ladder Position: 11th
Substitutes: Matthew Bate Increase James Strauss Decrease

Round 21[edit]

Round 21
Sunday, 14 August (1:10 pm) Melbourne def. by West Coast Etihad Stadium (Crowd: 15,709) Report
1.2 (8)
3.4 (22)
8.7 (55)
9.8 (62)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
3.2 (20)
10.9 (69)
13.9 (87)
16.14 (110)
Umpires: McBurney, Kamolins, B. Ryan
Television broadcast: Foxtel
Howe 3, Petterd, Dunn, Watts, Sylvia, Trengove, Morton Goals Nicoski 3, LeCras 3, Kennedy 2, Cox 2, Kerr, S. Selwood, Naitanui, A. Selwood, Priddis, Embley
Howe, Frawley, Macdonald, Jones, Blease, Garland Best Gaff, Priddis, Embley, Shuey, Schofield, Cox, Brown
Green (general soreness) replaced in selected side by Nicholson Injuries Shuey (hamstring)

Brownlow Votes: Andrew Gaff (West Coast) 3 votes, Andrew Embley (West Coast) 2 votes, Jeremy Howe (Melbourne) 1 vote
Record: 7 Wins, 11 Losses, 1 Draw (82.2%)
Ladder Position: 11th
Substitutes: Daniel Nicholson Increase Luke Tapscott Decrease

Round 22[edit]

Round 22
Sunday, 21 August (4:40 pm) Melbourne def. by Richmond MCG (Crowd: 36,321) Report
4.0 (24)
7.1 (43)
14.2 (86)
17.8 (110)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
6.2 (38)
10.9 (69)
11.12 (78)
17.15 (117)
Umpires: McBurney, H. Ryan, Hay
Television broadcast: Foxtel
Sylvia 5, Jones 3, Jurrah 3, Trengove 2, Watts, Bennell, Green, Petterd Goals Miller 3, Martin 3, Riewoldt 2, Foley 2, King, Graham, Jackson, Nahas, Webberley, Cotchin, Edwards
Sylvia, Jones, McKenzie, Bartram, Frawley Best Foley, Miller, Houli, Grigg, Tuck, Martin

Milestones: Aaron Davey (150th AFL Game), Ricky Petterd (50th AFL Game
Brownlow Votes: Colin Sylvia (Melbourne) 3 votes, Nathan Foley (Richmond) 2 votes, Nathan Jones (Melbourne) 1 vote
Record: 7 Wins, 12 Losses, 1 Draw (82.9%)
Ladder Position: 13th
Substitutes: Brad Green Increase Jeremy Howe Decrease

Round 23[edit]

Round 23
Sunday, 28 August (2:10 pm) Melbourne def. Gold Coast MCG (Crowd: 21,534) Report
4.3 (27)
7.5 (47)
13.7 (85)
17.10 (112)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
1.2 (8)
6.5 (35)
7.8 (50)
12.10 (82)
Umpires: Ritchie, Stewart, Schmitt
Television broadcast: Seven Network
Green 4, Jurrah 3, Moloney 3, Howe 2, Jones, Tapscott, Martin, Garland, Jetta Goals Bennell 2, Smith 2, Rischitelli 2, Russell 2, Swallow, Stanley, N. Ablett, Thompson
Blease, Garland, Moloney, Jones, Jamar, Green, McDonald Best Rischitelli, G. Ablett, Swallow, Prestia, Stanley
Jurrah (shoulder) Injuries Hickey (corked quad)

Debut(s): Tom McDonald
Brownlow Votes: Colin Garland (Melbourne) 3 votes, Sam Blease (Melbourne) 2 votes, Brent Moloney (Melbourne) 1 vote
Record: 8 Wins, 12 Losses, 1 Draw (84.9%)
Ladder Position: 12th
Substitutes: Jeremy Howe Increase Liam Jurrah Decrease

Round 24[edit]

Round 24
Sunday, 4 September (2:40 pm) Port Adelaide def. Melbourne Adelaide Oval (Crowd: 29, 340) Report
3.2 (20)
8.4 (52)
13.6 (84)
17.10 (112)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
3.6 (24)
7.11 (53)
10.12 (72)
15.14 (104)
Umpires: Stewart, H. Ryan, Schmitt
Television broadcast: Network Seven
Westhoff 4, Ebert 3, Rodan 2, Boak 2, Banner, Gray, Motlop, Butcher, Salopek, Schulz Goals Jones 2, McKenzie 2, Green 2, Martin 2, Morton, Bate, Jamar, Trengove, Howe, Jetta, Fitzpatrick
Westhoff, Gray, Boak, Ebert, Motlop, Salopek, Rodan Best Moloney, Trengove, McKenzie, Jones, Howe, Bate
Surjan (right calf/ankle), Butcher (back), Carlile (quad) Injuries Blease (head knock)

Debut(s): Jack Fitzpatrick
Milestones: Stefan Martin (50th AFL Game), Jack Fitzpatrick (1st AFL Goal)
Brownlow Votes: Brent Moloney (Melbourne) 3 votes, Brett Ebert (Port Adelaide) 2 votes, Steven Salopek (Port Adelaide) 1 vote
Record: 8 Wins, 13 Losses, 1 Draw (85.3%)
Ladder Position: 13th
Substitutes: Luke Tapscott Increase Sam Blease Decrease

Ladder[edit]

2011 AFL Ladder
Team P W L D PF PA  % Pts
1 Collingwood 22 20 2 0 2592 1546 167.66 80
2 Geelong (P) 22 19 3 0 2548 1619 157.38 76
3 Hawthorn 22 18 4 0 2355 1634 144.12 72
4 West Coast 22 17 5 0 2235 1715 130.32 68
5 Carlton 22 14 7 1 2225 1700 130.88 58
6 St Kilda 22 12 9 1 1891 1677 112.76 50
7 Sydney 22 12 9 1 1897 1735 109.34 50
8 Essendon 22 11 10 1 2217 2217 100.00 46
9 North Melbourne 22 10 12 0 2106 2082 101.15 40
10 Western Bulldogs 22 9 13 0 2060 2155 95.59 36
11 Fremantle 22 9 13 0 1791 2155 83.11 36
12 Richmond 22 8 13 1 2069 2396 86.35 34
13 Melbourne 22 8 13 1 1974 2315 85.27 34
14 Adelaide 22 7 15 0 1742 2193 79.43 28
15 Brisbane Lions 22 4 18 0 1814 2240 80.98 16
16 Port Adelaide 22 3 19 0 1718 2663 64.51 12
17 Gold Coast 22 3 19 0 1534 2726 56.27 12
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points for, PA = Points against

Awards and milestones[edit]

Home and away season
Player Milestone Reached
Luke Tapscott[4] AFL debut 27 March 2011
Mark Jamar[5] 100th game 28 April 2011
Michael Evans[6] AFL debut 21 May 2011
Nathan Jones[7] 100th game 27 May 2011
Daniel Nicholson[8] AFL debut 27 May 2011
Max Gawn[9] AFL debut 3 June 2011
Jeremy Howe[9] AFL debut 3 June 2011
Sam Blease[10] AFL debut 1 July 2011
Colin Garland[10] 50th game 1 July 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Associated Press (28 January 2011). "Brad Green the new Melbourne captain". The Age. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Bailey sacked - sportal.com.au. Written by Luke Sheahan. Published 31 July 2011. Retrieved 31 July 2011.
  3. ^ Paton, Al (11 October 2010). "Hawks pick up Cheney". Herald Sun. Retrieved 11 October 2010. 
  4. ^ Paton, Al (24 March 2011). "Melbourne teenager Luke Tapscott to debut against Sydney". Herald Sun. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  5. ^ Burgan, Matt (27 April 2011). "Dees unchanged for West Coast clash". Official AFL Website of the Melbourne Football Club. Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  6. ^ Burgan, Matt (21 May 2011). "Pickles relishes the big time". Official AFL Website of the Melbourne Football Club. Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  7. ^ Burgan, Matt (20 May 2011). "Q&A with Nathan Jones". Official AFL Website of the Melbourne Football Club. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  8. ^ Burgan, Matt (26 May 2011). "Nicholson to debut". Official AFL Website of the Melbourne Football Club. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  9. ^ a b Edmund, Sam (3 June 2011). "Meet Giant Max Gawn and Jumping Jeremy Howe". Herald Sun. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  10. ^ a b Burgan, Matt (30 June 2011). "Blease to debut against Dogs". Official AFL Website of the Melbourne Football Club. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 

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